It’s been almost a year since Fast and Furious 9 was supposed to originally hit cinemas before the pandemic saw the blockbuster postponed. The upcoming sequel is now gearing up for a July release in cinemas and franchise star Vin Diesel has released a new trailer. Featuring incredible footage, the 53-year-old breaks character to mark the upcoming return to the movies.
Getting out of one of Dom’s many sports cars, Diesel reflected on a year without big-screen movies.
He said: “It’s been a while. The roads were a little empty.
“Places where we used to gather went quiet. We’ve gone through a year that tested us.
“But we’re starting to see the promise of a new day.”
Fast and Furious 9’s synopsis reads: “Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon.
“This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most.
“His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).”
Justin Lin returns to direct the blockbuster having helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth movies of the franchise.
Aside from Diesel, the all-star cast includes Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster and Sung Kang.
Alongside Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron and John Cena.
Cardi B will also debut a new character called Leysa, who has a connection to Dom’s past.
Fast and Furious 9 hits cinemas on July 8, 2021.